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Chemex coffee maker

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The Chemex coffee maker has been around since 1941, when it was created by chemist Peter Schlumbohm using his knowledge of filtration techniques. It's still around today, partly because it's such a distinctive looking object with its wooden handle and leather tie. The object also reflects his scientific background in that it's made of laboratory glass. 

The objects has got a distinguished background. In From Russia with Love, we learn it's James Bond's coffee maker of choice. Appropriately, in the real world, it was part of several tours around eastern Europe and the former USSR intended to showcase America's design ingenuity. 

Available in various sizes, this particular model will give you eight cups of the black stuff and costs £32.95.

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